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head lisa jackson has announced a resignation ahead of president obama's second term. jackson departs after a four- year tenure that saw advances in the regulation of environmentally harpo practices such as mountaintop removal and the emissions of harmful chemicals from industrial plants. it was marred by a number of key disappointments on environmental issues. president obama rejected jackson's proposal for tougher regulations on smog pollution last year, even though jackson submitted a proposal she viewed as a major compromise. she has recently tried to impose restrictions on carbon emissions from new power plants, drawing a concerted republican and corporate pushback. after ignoring global warming in the 2012 campaign, obama has re ntly vowed to address it during his second term. in a statement, the natural resources defense council called jackson an unrivaled champion of our health and environment adding -- thousands of dockworkers along the u.s. east coast and gulf coast are threatening to go on strike this weekend in a dispute over pay. the potential strike by the international
find the unlikely director screen play writer and main star of the movie jackson gutierrez. >> the vibration of the shaver produces a light massage that relaxes people and gets them talking about their problems even their darkest secrets. >> the story of one of his clients inspired jackson gutierrez to produce his first short film six years ago with a high end camera. when he put it on the internet, a new career was born. >> my films have a message. you have to respect the festivities an you have to stop killing each other. i want to create awareness among young people who are submerged in crime. gutierrez's actors are former criminals themselves who give him tips on how best to hold a gun. his films are selling like hot cakes all over caracas and his next movie is to hit major cinemas here. while he's trying to draw attention in venezuela, his movies are not part of the solution, some say. >> he says giving young people a trade, strengthening family values are the key. >> right now, they're stealing motorcycles. if people catch the thieves, they burn them alive. >> we aske
of what i call black pop crossover artists that would include eddie murphy, michael jackson, and even michael jordan. and that they had been president amount of access to the american mainstream. we've never seen that level o before. in terms of the kind of access of a woman like whitney houston had to the american mainstream, her success was really unprecedented. you go back and look at her lineage. included in her family is the great aretha franklin who redefined so music. also, dionne warwick, who had a crossover pop style. what use in the 1980's is the coming together of different streams of black pop music from the 1960's. she perfected it. she found the perfect pitch for what was really pop music. i think in some ways, we do and in justice to whitney houston to even think of her as an r&b singer. she transcended it even in the 1980's. she was america's pop princess, and definitely black america's pop princess. we see the success of what she did -- of course there was a price she paid for this level of celebrity. we see it also with the late michael jackson. ll coolj, coming out
, not me, not 350. >> since you raised keystone xl, do you think the announcement by lisa jackson of her retirement or resignation from the environmental protection agency is partly due to her opposition to moving forward with the keystone xl? >> i don't know. this keystone thing for me has been sort of crazy from the beginning. the 20th most important, scientists in the world road the president a letter saying this is not in the country's national interest. our most important climatologist said, if you burn all that tar sands oil on top of everything else being burned, it is game over for the climate. we of indigenous people from one end of the content to the other powerfully in this vital no more movement pointing out tar sands is a perfect example of exploitation and for hundreds of years. there is no reason to do this except that it helps rich oil men. for the life of me i cannot understand why it has been so hard to block it. we have done everything we can think of. we were able to delay it for your with the largest civil disobedience action in 30 years in this country. let's hope w
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